Author: Gary McKenzie

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Ascot: the inside track

It looks like the weather is controlling our racing this weekend. Friday’s meetings at Haydock and Redcar were abandoned with Haydock being called off a week ago such were the conditions. Champions Day at...

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What about the winner?

So the Enable story didn’t get its happy ending (if indeed it is the end). But she was not far away. Many better than me have written words regarding the great mare. But it...

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Curragh erupts for Pinatubo

Not many flat horses get a standing ovation as they hit the furlong pole in a race. Mind you not many two year olds do what Pinatubo did last week in the National Stakes....

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Swede little mystery

They say many a true word is spoken in jest, and my last words on the Atalanta Stakes came back to haunt me. Lavender’s Blue won the race and I cannot now get an...

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Keep it simple

Thanks to some big priced winners I was only a few quid down after Glorious Goodwood. But with hindsight it could have been a whole lot better. My thoughts on the Stewards Cup began...

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Let’s hear it for the girls

Most weeks, when writing this column, I look for a different angle to the previous weeks racing. Sometimes I can find something fresh. But when it comes to the King George and Queen Elizabeth...

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Kings and Queens

The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a new addition to the racing calendar, relatively speaking. The Classics, and many of the big races that make up the pattern, are more than...

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A horse you could bank on

Horseracing is a glorious spectacle. The sight of these equine athletes thundering over the turf is breath taking. They strain muscle and sinew to be at the front of the herd. And sometimes they literally...